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World Wellness Weekend / Posts tagged "Nutrition"

The role of proteins

  Proteins are essentials for building muscle tissue and they are the basic material for the growth of cells in our body. If our food and energy are satisfactory, the molecule mTOR gives the signal to cells to grow they grow, thicken, and divide themselves. Without proteins, there is no mTOR activity. Moreover, proteins are advised for anyone wanting to control their weight. First of all, Proteins are stored in the muscles. Our body does not want to consume its muscles, it will prefer to use its carbohydrate and fat reserves as a source of energy. Secondly, we usually feel full when we have eaten enough protein. If the food contains very few proteins, we risk eating twice as much energy to fill the gap. However, beware of...

The myths behind fats & mindful eating

  The myths behind fats It is commonly said that fats / lipids make you gain weight because a gram of lipid contains 9 kcals compared to a gram of protein or carbohydrates that only contains 4 kcals. However, it is very important to differentiate “saturated” and “trans fats” with the “unsaturated” ones. It is advised to limit your consumption of saturated fats that you find for example in butter, red meat, whole milk ; and trans fats found in chips, French fries, industrial pastries or pizzas for example. Those fats increase your “bad” cholesterol, linked with heart disease, and decreases the “good” cholesterol. It also provokes an inflammatory process and can lead to insulin resistance. However, increasing evidence shows that unsaturated fats are an essential part of...

A few tips to identify healthy carbohydrates

When we consume carbohydrates, the liver feeds itself and leaves the remainder circulate in the blood to reach muscular cells and brain cells which are very dependent on carbohydrates. The trick is to choosing wisely the type of carbohydrates and in which quantity.   Solid or liquid? It is advised to favor solid carbohydrates, such as fruits that diminish the risk of diabetes, instead of juice, that increases it. First, the intact structure of fruits contains more nutriments. Secondly, it allows the sugar to arrive at a slower pace in the blood stream and liver. How about our favorite soda drinks? When you drink those, the liquid is separated into glucose and fructose. Fructose, on the opposite of glucose, is fully absorbed by the liver, whether it...

Porridge bowl with a delicious persimmon smoothie

  The persimmon superfood is rich of beta carotene and B vitamines that protect the cells from oxidative stress and strengthen the immune system. Especially the fruits of autumn and winter contain high levels of beta carotene, vitamin C and B vitamins that strengthen the nerves and raise the mood in th dark season.   Ingredients for two bowls: 80 grams  3 corn flakes (oats, spelled and rye flakes) 250 ml    almonds milk 50 ml      fresh water 1 tbsp     agave syrup 1 pinch   salt 1/2 tsp    cinnemon 1 1/2       banana 1             persimmon 1/2          orange 1 tbsp     lemon juice Toppings: per bowl 1/2 persimmon, 4 almonds, 2 tsp chia seeds   Preparation Simmer 80 grams of 3 corn flakes (oats, spelled and rye flakes) with 250 ml of almonds milk and 50 ml water shortly. Mix it up with 1 tbsp of agave...

Strawberry smoothie porridge with strawberry coconut yogurt

The strawberry smoothie porridge with strawberry coconut yogurt brings freshness and vitality in your day. A small selection, there is definitly somthing for everyone. That´s a vitamin-rich food-combination to support the Immune system and to strengthen the immunity oft he body. Happy Spring! Ingredients for porridge: 80 grams of fine oatmeal 200 ml of almonds milk 100 ml of water Pinch of salt 2 tsp of coconut blossom sugar   Preparation: Simmer the fine oatmeal with almonds milk and water shortly in a pot, complete it with a pinch of salt and coconut blossom sugar.   Ingredients for the strawberry smoothie: 6 – 8 medium strawberries 1 – 1 ½ banana   Preparation: For the strawberry smoothie mix up strawberries and banana and it´s ready! The sweetness of the banana and the acid of the strawberries complete combination with their fresh...

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Spring on your plate: Desert or Breakfast with mango, coconut yogurt, and buckwheat flakes

The beginning of Spring is like a new beginning, body and mind now need lighter and more vitamin-rich food to let the severity of the winter behind us. A desert or breakfast with mango, coconut yogurt, and buckwheat flakes is the absolute moment of pleasure. The nutty taste makes it delicious. This combination is extravagant and puts you in a good mood. The mango is the sunny pendant and fits finely to the buckwheat flakes. Have you just noticed that some ingredients are well for the body and the mental balance? Ingredients for 2 glasses 80         grams buckwheat flakes 200       ml almonds milk 80 -100 ml fresh water 1           pinch of salt 250       grams coconut yogurt 3 – 4     tbsp mango pieces 6           mango pieces 4           tsp maple syrup 3 – 4     tbsp granola 2           tbsp crushed almonds Preparation...

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